Sydney Harbour National Park
One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.
There are alerts raised for Sydney Harbour National Park
as at Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:59:52 +1000
Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed
The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Monday 1 February and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station)). Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in this reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head office on 02 9960 6266 (business hours), the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours) or North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Harbour Trust Lands): 02 8969 2128 (business hours).Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food
Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.
Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.Closed areas: North Head Fire - closed areas
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage. The closed areas include:
- North Head Scenic Drive, after the carparks opposite Bella Vista Cafe and before the North Head Scenic Drive loop road.
- Bluefish Drive past the Gunner Road Car Park entrance
- Fairfax walk and lookout
- All tracks and trails south of Bluefish Drive and along North Head Scenic Drive past the Q Station roundabout.
Open areas include:
- Q Station
- The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
- North Head Scenic Drive until just beyond the Bella Vista Cafe
- Collins Flat Beach
- Collins Beach Road
Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, call the local park office on 02 9960 6266, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).Safety alerts: Clark Island wharf
The decking between the main wharf and the island has a maximum capacity of 2 people at a time.
Heavy loads are not permitted on the decking until further notice. Take care when disembarking from a boat on Clark Island.Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times
North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:
Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
- From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
- From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm
Fort Denison is closed to visitors until further notice, due to site maintenance. Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.